Perry to make News as dept. head at ICM

Exec to o'see b'casting personalities, replaces Berger

Babette Perry has been tapped department head of News and Broadcasting at ICM, the company announced Friday.

Perry will be repping newscasters and sportscasters, hosts, directors and producers at the networks, in syndication, on cable and on local markets and new media.

She comes to ICM from an 11-year stint at Ken Lindner and Associates, where she repped, among others, Matt Lauer of NBC’s “Today” show, Greg Kinnear, Julie Moran of “Entertainment Tonight” and Fox News’ host-anchor Arthel Neville.

Starting Monday, Perry will take the slot left vacant when Alan Berger recently exited for a similar post at AMG. She reports to ICM co-prexy Nancy Josephson, and will work with Steve Wall in packaging whatever clients follow her from Lindner, as well as with pre-existing ICM clients.

“I’m incredibly enthusiastic to be a part of this team,” Perry said, adding that the kinds of clients she will work with want to be in the kind of package situation ICM can provide. “Talent want to be in a place where they have a full service agency.”

The 38-year-old Perry’s first industry job was at management outfit Arnold Sank and Associates, where she repped comedian Richard Lewis, among others. She next went to WMA with Lindner before the two split off to form his management shingle.

“We’re very excited she’ll be expanding our client base in these areas,” Josephson added.